Not only was Google's roll out of
Buzz in 2010 badly received by the user community, the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) filed a Complaint for Google's violation of its own
launched its Buzz social network through...
In recent weeks, the issue of the right to privacy has been ever-so-slightly tipping the scales against just about any other right. One of the latest cases stems from what would normally be deemed as juror misconduct.
In California, an appellate court...
The NY Times is now charging for its content except for bloggers
and Social Media users (including Facebook & Twitter) are
not charged for NY Times content at all. Now visitors to the NY Times enjoy 20
free articles each month and otherwise the...
Although Social Media users rely on
information posted on Wikipedia , a recent ruling in a US Federal Court
is a reminder that US Federal Courts refuse to accept Wikipedia as a credible
source. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky...
United States Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a bill this
week that proposes greater protection of personal information for online
consumers. Under the Commercial
Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 , consumers have the right to be notified...
Q1 revenue increased $8.6 Billion which is 27% higher than a year
earlier, however there are a number of critical legal issues facing Google which I included in my
Times column. Those legal challenges include the recent rejection of...
A new kind of relationship matching website debuted this week - but this one's for law students and law firms looking to make a match. The idea behind JD Match is to cut out the middle man, aka the law schools, and give the power to the firms and...
Researchers reported that Apple iOS4 operating system secretly logs unencrypted location
data for iPhones, iPads, and those computers on which the
devices synch to iTunes. Apparently the data resides on these devices
only, so the largest problem will...
Steve Jobs admitted that Apple made mistakes in
how it handled location data on the iPad and iPhone, but claims the data was
not used to keep tabs on the whereabouts of customer. In the meantime Google
announced that it used Android phone location...
By the fall of 2011 BlackBerry mobile devices will use Microsoft's Bing as
the default search engine (with Bing maps) in direct competition with Google
and to try to capture location based marketing opportunities. This should not
be a surprise...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
Divorce attorneys are seeing more and more social media involvement, in particular Facebook, in the cases they take on. Sure Facebook might not be the reason the marriage ended but as an ever-increasing source of evidence of infidelity, it might deserve...
Current US Congressional debate will impact the future of
the Internet with Net Neutrality opponents claiming that the FCC has
overstepped its bounds of regulation and should rely on the antitrust laws. My
recent eCommerce Times column entitled "Net...
With 2010 revenue of about $240 million
IPO $9.1 billion foreshadows an unbelievable value for Facebook when it has
an IPO. Particularly since Facebook had 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, and
most recent report of the...
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Topics to be discussed include:
The importance of traditional KM at Squire to service
Senator Ron Wyden blocked a change to the Copyright Act which
would have allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to order search engines and
ISP to stop sending traffic of websites accused of infringing copyrights. The
proposed law is called "...
Two recent Pennsylvania State Court
rulings only make things more confusing as Social Media privacy disputes become
Bucks County Common Pleas Court
Judge Albert J. Cepparulo ruled in Piccolo v. Paterson denied a motion to require...
Steve Jobs' predicts that Apple's
will allow everyone store all of their music, video, photos, and documents on
the Web , which is no surprise in today's hot cloud world. But many alarms went
off around the world with the FBI's...
In April 2011, Paul Ceglia brought suit against Facebook for a second time, but this time with bigger and better representation. He says he has solid evidence in the form of emails from Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, and that the emails will show...
A new lawsuit against Google for
Internet location tracking highlights my recent eCommerce Times column that Internet privacy may not be
possible . The new class action lawsuit brought by Jon Pessano and others asserts that Google uses its location...
There's a lot of talk about "the cloud" right now, especially in the wake of last week's announcement of the iCloud. The cloud, better known as Software as a Service (SaaS) is, in a nutshell, software and storage capabilities accessed...
Google was the most valuable brand
name in the world for 4 years, and now Apple
has finally surpassed Google as the most valuable brand . Rounding
out the top 10 are very familar names:
Apparently not every service offered
by Google is a success as Google found that its Google Health did not catch on
as expected. So Google Health will be retired January 1, 2012
with data available through January 1, 2013. Google Health's goal...
Many women attorneys who have seized the benefits of
social media to market their skills are seeing big benefits. The ABA Journal recently interviewed Sports Law practitioner
Carla Varriale who says she could not have built up her national presence...
My 30+ minute video
about the 10 Commandments of IT Contracts is available for viewing
thanks to my friends at Financial Management Network (& parent SmartPros Ltd .).
For more than 30 years I've negotiated and litigated hundreds of IT contracts...